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The effect of body weight compression on axillo-femoral by-pass patency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2971067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influence of external compression on extra-anatomic bypass patency is still debated. The specific purpose of this study is the evaluation of ankle Pressure Index (P.I.) and Pulse Volume Recorder (P.V.R.) wave amplitude changes after 5 and 10 minutes of external bypass compression by body weight, lying on the side of the reconstruction. Eight patients with axillo-femoral bypass (mean follow-up 15.5 months) have been evaluated. The external body weight compression caused important changes of graft haemodynamics: (1) decrease in ankle Pressure Index at 5 min (p less than 0.005) or 10 min (p less than 0.0005); (2) decrease in P.V.R. wave amplitude at 5 min (p less than 0.005) and 10 min (p less than 0.025).
A Cavallaro; V Sciacca; L di Marzo; S Bove; A Mingoli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1988 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-17     Completed Date:  1988-10-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  476-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
1st Department of Surgery, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Axillary Artery / surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Body Weight*
Femoral Artery / surgery*
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / etiology*
Leg / blood supply*
Middle Aged
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Vascular Patency
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyethylene Terephthalates; 9002-84-0/Polytetrafluoroethylene

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